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Kung Pao Chicken Recipes
Photo: John Autry

Kung Pao Chicken

Time: 40 minutes

Flavor Hit: Dark sesame oil lends deep, toasty essence.

Serve with Coconut Jasmine Rice: Combine 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice, 1 1/4 cups water, 1/2 cup light coconut milk, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer; cook 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; fluff rice with a fork. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro. Yield: 4 servings. CALORIES 97; FAT 1.5g (sat 1.4g); SODIUM 155mg

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